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Apply for PASET Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF) PhD Scholarships in STEM

Brief Description PhD Scholarships available to support 3-4-year doctoral training in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology. The Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET) is an African-led initiative with the goal of strengthening skills in the Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology to further socio-economic transformation in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF) is the flagship program of PASET. RSIF focuses on transformative technologies that have a far-reaching positive impact on society. It is funded by contributions from African governments, the World Bank and the Government of Korea and facilitated by the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) in Nairobi, Kenya. RSIF aims to train quality PhD students and post-doctoral researchers at selected African universities (‘African Host Universities’) to address the human resource gap of highly qualified specialists in the fields of applied sciences, engineering, and technology (ASET) and to contribute to improving research and innovation capacities in those fields in SSA. RSIF also supports the strengthening of research and innovation ecosystems at the African Host Universities by providing funding through competitive grants. Eligibility To be eligible for a RSIF PhD Scholarship, applicants must: • Have a relevant master’s degree in one of the fields of study. The master’s degree must have been completed less than six years before 30 April 2020. • Meet the specific admission requirements of the African Host University they are applying to. • Be a citizen of a sub-Saharan Africa country. • Be willing to enroll full-time in a PhD program at an African Host University in the 2020-2021 academic year. • Be willing to spend 6-24 months in ‘sandwich’ training at an international partner university, research institute or private company. • Demonstrate that their research goals are well aligned to the RSIF Priority Thematic Areas and contribute to Africa’s development. • Priority for the scholarships will be given to women and existing young academic faculty who do not have a PhD. Deadline is 15th June, 2020 For more information, click here

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